Twelve police officials were injured in the violence that broke out in Hubli, north of Bengaluru after an anti-Muslim message spread on messenger platform Whatsapp.
Facebook owner Meta uncovers half a dozen private surveillance firms, mostly Israeli, saying all of them collectively targeted nearly 50,000 users across its platforms in more than 100 countries.
A proposed new law will put Australia among the most stringent countries in terms of age controls for social media that will impact platforms such a Reddit and Facebook.
The six-hour disruption at Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp made things difficult for millions, proving how big a role the social media giant plays in our lives.
The outage on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp on 4 October 2021 was inconvenient for many social media users. However, it is only a symptom of a bigger problem.
Facebook, along with its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms, suffered a worldwide outage for hours, a day after a whistleblower accused Facebook of repeatedly prioritising profit over clamping down on hate speech and misinformation.
There are calls to limit the social media reach and content of the Taliban. But the same platforms are also key accountability and service tools, which could help the general Afghan population.
Facebook joins Twitter and LinkedIn this week to secure the accounts of Afghan citizens to protect them against being targeted amid the Taliban’s swift takeover of the country.
Afghan civilians could have reported the incidents of theft and looting on a WhatsApp helpline set up by the Taliban but Facebook shut it down.
India's Electronics and Information Technology Ministry sends a letter to Twitter as a "final notice", otherwise the company “shall be liable to consequences" if it does not agree to restrict content criticising PM Narendra Modi’s government.
Social media giant says it is worried about the safety of its staff in India, days after police visited its office as part of an investigation related to the firm tagging certain posts by ruling BJP as manipulated.
WhatsApp files lawsuit in Delhi High Court, arguing that Indian government rules regarding the traceability of messages are unconstitutional and undermine the fundamental right to privacy.
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